LETTERS: Clooney said what many think of Wynn


To the editor:

It was great to see Norm Clarke’s account of the George Clooney-Steve Wynn dinner argument, in which Mr. Clooney reportedly called Mr. Wynn an obscenity (“Wynn, Clooney recall dispute differently,” April 23 Review-Journal). Most of us in Las Vegas have known that side of Mr. Wynn for a long time­ — especially those who have worked for him.

TOM JOHNSON

LAS VEGAS

Frederick’s rants boring

To the editor:

Regarding the letter to the editor from David Adams (“Constitution over chaos,” April 28 Review-Journal): Mr. Adams addressed Sherman Frederick’s April 20 column, in which Mr. Frederick wrote, “Like the civil rights activists of the 1960s, cowboys and patriots put themselves between the BLM and rancher Cliven Bundy’s cows.”

I agree completely with Mr. Adams’ opinion, which is in opposition to Mr. Frederick. But the crux of the issue is this: Mr. Frederick is really no different than Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck or for that matter Cliven Bundy, and he’s just as much of an embarrassment. The Review-Journal canned him from his position as publisher and removed his equally embarrassing sidekick, cowboy Thomas Mitchell, but the paper still allows Mr. Frederick to foam at the mouth in the Sunday edition.

I can only attribute that to perhaps Mr. Frederick owning so much stock in the Review-Journal that the paper can’t completely toss him out. Mr. Frederick is a two-trick pony. Trick No. 1: viciously anti-President Obama. Trick No. 2: nearly as viciously anti-government. And like a two-trick pony, Mr. Frederick has rapidly become boring.

THOMAS HAYDEN

HENDERSON

Dodging the opposition

To the editor:

Sherman Frederick’s column on President Barack Obama echoed my thoughts completely, especially his point about the president holding rallies only with obsequious followers (“Mr. President, your problem isn’t Fox News,” April 27 Review-Journal). I would have some respect for the president if he would have the guts to make his case before those who he knows have hard feelings about his health care plan, instead of ducking them and casting personal aspersions on them from afar. I won’t hold my breath, though.

BILL CRAMER

LAS VEGAS

Fox News: GOP propaganda

To the editor:

Regarding Sherman Frederick’s latest rant against President Barack Obama, in the April 27 Review-Journal, I did not hear the president say the things about Fox News that Mr. Frederick reported, but if I did, I would have stood up and applauded (“Mr. President, your problem isn’t Fox News,” April 27 Review-Journal).

Fox News’ purpose is to criticize the president, the Democrats and progressives in general. Any pretense of objectivity and credibility is long gone. The network is the propaganda arm of the tea party and Republicans. Indeed, what will Fox News do once the president leaves office?

The editorial pages of the Review-Journal are like that now, with relentless criticism of the president, Sen. Harry Reid, Democrats, etc. Aim your criticism at subjects closer to home. No matter how I feel on Sunday morning, I always feel worse after reading your editorials and the section in general.

MARK BRADSHAW

HENDERSON

Elaine Wynn’s art

To the editor:

John L. Smith’s Tuesday column (“Experts to eye school budget”) contained a short item mentioning a New York Times article on Elaine Wynn possibly taking advantage of a little-known Oregon law to avoid Nevada taxes on major art purchases. I am appalled at the alleged $11 million tax break for Ms. Wynn. She is, or should I say was, a highly regarded member of our elite society here in Las Vegas. I always admired her for her charitable work, supporting the Special Olympics and all of her work on education, but I am so disappointed in Ms. Wynn now.

If the allegation is true, it’s another example of rich casino moguls gaming the system to keep more money for themselves. The rich continue to get richer, and the middle class continues to shrink and will eventually disappear. Thanks, Ms. Wynn, for nothing.

JOANN SIMMONS

LAS VEGAS

 

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